Wednesday, April 20, 2011

110/255

While we were on the University campus, we stopped by their bowling alley. This university is located on the grounds which were originally the winter home of a millionaire railroad tycoon. During the early 19th century, bowling was a sport which belonged to the social elite. This historic alley, built in 1899, was recently restored to it’s original state. Today, it is the nation’s oldest operational bowling alley.

11 comments:

Kelly said...

That is beautiful! I love it.

Jennifer Thompson said...

wow, that's an interesting piece of history.
Very neat looking bowling alley, great shot!

Kara said...

Wow! There's actually a pretty bowling alley somewhere? That in itself is an awesome find!! Great picture!

snapshots2011 said...

Looks like you did your research- it is pretty cool, and you did a great job capturing it

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...so cool! And, that capture is fantastic.

Flower Photography said...

How interesting the oldest!

Catherine said...

I'm a sucker for light hitting the wood like that! Very nice capture--and thanks for the historical details!

Kimberly said...

That is so cool! What a neat thing to find.

Gretchen said...

Only 3 lanes. I'd love to go bowl there! It's gorgeous!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

The perspective and light are gorgeous in this shot. I love that the alley is over 100 years old! Thanks for sharing this image Trish.

Karin said...

Only three lanes?

That is a really cool picture.